Graeme Souness insists that the sale of Philippe Coutinho was crucial to Liverpool’s sensational rise
“That must be the best company this club has ever done”: Graeme Souness insists on selling Philippe Coutinho and bringing in Virgil van Dijk and Alisson was crucial to Liverpool’s sensational rise
- Graeme Souness said the sale of Philippe Coutinho was critical to winning the title
- Liverpool received £ 142 million from Barcelona for the Brazilian midfielder
- The money enabled Jurgen Klopp to contract Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson
- The Sky Sports expert called it the best work the club has ever done
Graeme Souness believes Liverpool’s decision to sell Philippe Coutinho was crucial to the club that eventually won the Premier League title.
The Reds sold the Brazilian to Barcelona in January 2018 and received a huge compensation of £ 142 million, enabling Jurgen Klopp to strengthen key areas of his team, including defense and goalkeeper.
And Souness claimed that the sale of Coutinho is the best transfer decision the club has ever made.
Graeme Souness says Liverpool’s sale of Philippe Coutinho was critical to winning the title
The Sky Sports expert described the sale as the best work the club has ever done
He told Sky Sports“If you say what the most important signing is, I think you can look back when Liverpool went from a good team to a great one.
“They sold Coutinho and got £ 160 million or whatever it was, they got Alisson and they got Van Dijk and they had change. That must be the best business this club has ever done. ‘
Liverpool lifted their first league trophy in 30 years on Wednesday evening after dominating the Premier League all season.
By selling the Brazilian, Jurgen Klopp brought in Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson
And Souness said that if they want to keep winning trophies, the Reds must continue to get their recruitment.
“We cannot lower our standards and the manager. In terms of recruiting, it is still the greatest thing to do at a football club.
“If you recruit well, you get leaders, you get players with talent, you get the right players in your club.
“That continues in the great team we have here. I seem to finish every sentence with “this team is not going anywhere, this team will not be defeated for a while”. ‘
The Sky Sports expert said the club’s recruitment should continue to be good for future success